Engineering Students Awarded Fellowships

Students Win Prestigious Fellowships

Three incoming computer engineering students affiliated with the growing Visualization and Interactive Systems Group won fellowships for the coming academic year, a testament to their academic excellence.


Marc Antonijuan Tresens, doctoral student and winner of a Balsells Fellowship, plans to create out-of-core visualization techniques for tera-scale scientific data sets. These techniques are becoming increasingly important since the available computational infrastructure enables scientists to simulate and image physical effects at ever higher resolution.
Melvin Quintos was awarded The Henry Samueli School of Engineering Research Fellowship for Undergraduates, which provides talented students with the opportunity to develop their research skills. Quintos recently was accepted into the accelerated master's program, where he will work in the area of real-time volume visualization of fluid dynamics and medical data sets.
The third student, Tung-Ju Hsieh, was awarded a Holmes Fellowship. Hsieh, who will be enrolled in the electrical and computer engineering doctoral program this fall, is developing new techniques to control remotely-operated airborne vehicles. The title of his research project is "An Intelligent Navigation and Guidance System Using Real-Time Interactive Virtual Reality and Computer Vision."

These fellowships and many others are made possible through the generosity of donors like Pete Balsells, Henry Samueli and Paul and Beverly Holmes. To learn more about the school's fellowship programs, email the Development Office at

To learn more about the Visualization and Interactive Systems Group (VIS), contact Falko Kuester, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering or Tara Hutchinson, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. The VIS Web page can be found at